NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A top Metropolitan Transportation Authority official testified about subway cleanliness on Tuesday and proudly proclaimed the Times Square subway complex is so clean you could eat off the floor.
Hilary Ring, director of governmental affairs, made the comment before a City Council transportation hearing.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
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Councilman Peter Koo disagreed, describing some stations as filthy messes.
Straphangers seem to agree with him.
“I don’t know about these floors but I smell vomit sometimes and you see rats on the tracks,” one man said.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
“So much stuff on it, it’s just filthy, I would never eat off of this floor,” one woman said.
Reaction on CBSNewYork.com’s Facebook page was also pretty intense.
“I want to see that MTA official eat off of that floor,” Joanne Brak wrote.
“We should use his tongue as a mop!” wrote Dave Franke.
Another MTA official acknowledged the stations are cleaned daily but mopped less frequently.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
Would you dare eat off the floor of the Times Square subway station? Sound off on Ring’s comment below…